Green Living

7 Tips to Keep Your Home Cool

Summer tiiiiime, and the air is steamy! I can handle the house being a bit warm, but as soon as it stays humid all night I need relief that open windows just won’t provide. And for those with allergies or asthma, I get it – opening the windows isn’t always feasible. Whether or not you

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Are Green Cleaners Worth It?

Environmental Defence Canada issued a report this month on their study of potentially hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in household cleaning products. With 22 pages of text it’s a bit of a read (and tends to have alarmist undertones), but it has some interesting findings so I am using it to start off my discussion

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The Hard Truth About Fabric Softeners

Do you use fabric softeners or dryer sheets? If so, maybe you use them because your mom did. Maybe it’s out of habit because commercials make us feel that we need something more than just detergent. But do we? Sure, they make clothes feel softer, reduce static cling, and add a spring-fresh scent. But have

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Food & Drink

Is Organic Produce Worth the Price?

I didn’t do much research when I started to prioritize organic food several years ago, but with two kids to feed, I decided I should take a look at the facts to see if organic produce is worth the cost premium. The short answer to my question is yes, the investment in organic produce is

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